Are you a designer with visionary ideas, who is into sustainable urban development? Would you like to transform your visions together with fellow designers from Finland and Latvia into captivating prototypes that tackle current problems our cities are facing? Then you should apply for our Sustainable Design Lab.
How does it work?
The Lab is a platform, where you can explore, test and implement ideas with talents from different design disciplines and different countries of the Baltic Sea region. Throughout the program we encourage you to experience new ways of working with skilled designers outside your bubble and to develop your own ideas in an inspiring environment. Moreover, you’ll be able to participate in circular design workshops led by experts and learn more about design markets in different countries.
Over the course of 3 months, you will participate in 3 different digital workshops and informal activities. At our closing event in June, you’ll present your results to a virtual audience open to the public - and celebrate with your teammates. Let's toast to your ideas that make our cities more sustainable!
The workshops will be held in English and take place on the following dates in March, May and June:
Friday, March 19, 3pm - 6:30pm & Saturday, March 20, 9am - 3pm
Friday, May 7, 3pm - 6:30pm & Saturday, May 8, 9am - 3:30pm
Thursday, June 10th, 1pm-4pm, final event at 5pm & Friday, June 11th, 2-5pm
What's in for you?
The chance to realize your own ideas and develop prototypes
Expansion of your (international) network
Inspiration from different disciplines and countries
Knowledge about sustainable/ circular design
Why the Sustainable Design Lab exists
In 2015, the United Nations committed to 17 global goals for a better future. One of them is goal number 11, and its message comes across quite clear: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The Sustainable Design Lab is our contribution to move a little closer towards this goal. To make it happen, we collaborate with Creative Ports, home of the Cultural and Creative industries (CCI) in the Baltic Sea region. Its humble goal: Working together to unlock the internationalisation potential of creatives in the Baltic Sea region through a variety of different programs. The Sustainable Design Lab is jointly hosted by three creative ports partners: Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, Danish Cultural Institute in Riga and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (xamk).
Follow this link to apply until February 28 2021.
By the way: it neither matters whether you are a student or professional nor which field of design you call your home - we are happy to welcome designers from various disciplines ranging from UX to fashion. Our only requirement is that you have a soft spot for sustainable cities and circular design.